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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Peter - Roger


Destroyed 14 December 1945

SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 29 April 1942 as PC-999by Island Dock Inc., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 9 December 1942
  • Reclassified SC-999 in April 1943
  • Commissioned 18 May 1943
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, SCC-999, 20 August 1945
  • Grounded at Okinawa during Typhoon Louise 9 October 1945
  • Decommissioned 23 November 1945
  • Destroyed 14 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945.


  • Displacement 148 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6"
  • Speed 21 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projector "K Gun," and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,540bhp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-184A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-999 102k Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    National Archives photos
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-999 164k
    SC-999 125k
    SC-1049 128k Buckner Bay, Okinawa
    Grounded with SCC-1049 in the foreground
    National Archives photo

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. E. Miller, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SCC-999
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